Thinking Small Gifts for the Holidays at Gallery 66 NY

This holiday season, visitors are invited to join Gallery 66 NY of Cold Spring for a reception featuring live music and refreshments. Meet featured artists and get a jump on holiday shopping.

Maureen Winzig presents her hand-painted light bulb decorations.
Maureen Winzig presents her hand-painted light bulb decorations.

This December, the theme in the central and back galleries is “Small Works,” an exhibition of art pieces specifically rendered for the holiday season. Priced from an affordable $40, original works in the central gallery range from signed pieces by famed artist Donald Alter; colorful and textured abstracts by Cynthia McCusker, inspired by a flight of birds; whimsical miniature felt houses of Rebecca Darlington; Jane Soodalter’s seductive macro-photographs; Tarryl Gabel’s elegiac oil representations of Hudson River Valley scenes; and the magnificent nature photography of Cali Gorovic and Gregory Martin.

The back gallery offers the elegant and highly original wooden kaleidoscopes of Arny Weinstein, and Ricardo Fuentes’ delicately laser-cut lace-like wooden earrings. Bob Madden, known for his imposing sculptures, has downsized for the occasion, rendering a series of appealing marble wine caddies. A selection of holiday ornaments will be available, as Joe Larese reprises his sea urchin ornaments, and Maureen Winzig presents her hand-painted light bulb decorations. Carla Goldberg will offer tiny painted acrylic globes and canvases of “sea foam,” while Barbara Galazzo and Hudson Beach Glass transform hand-blown and fused glass into ornaments of exceptional beauty.

Bob Madden has rendered a series of marble wine caddies.
Bob Madden has rendered a series of marble wine caddies.

The gallery will feature the works of encaustic artist Lisa Zukowski, and large-scale paintings of Rick Thurston.

A reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, 66 Main St., Cold Spring. Open Fridays through Sundays, noon to 6 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays in December, noon to 9 p.m. Call 845-809-5838 or visit

Photos courtesy Gallery 66 NY

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